Flying Weaver II

A day of classes at Flying Fibers with renowned knitwear designer, Ann Weaver

Faire Isle for All with Ann Weaver

New to colorwork? Learn to knit Fair Isle or stranded knitting using two colors per round. Want to learn a new method of knitting Fair Isle? Learn to knit with one color in each hand, two colors in your right hand, or two colors in your left hand.

In this workshop, we’ll use the Madison Park hat to practice Fair Isle knitting. This hat uses small, intuitive colorwork patterns that enable you to focus on your technique. There are no long floats, so you won’t need to worry about catching your yarn when working with two colors. By the time you finish the hat, you’ll be comfortable with your chosen method of Fair Isle knitting.

Students receive a 10% discount on materials purchased at Flying Fibers for this class!

 © Astrid Albert

© Astrid Albert

  • Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Fee: $60.00 per person, not including materials.
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Registration:  Click here for online registration. Otherwise, stop in to Flying Fibers to register for the class. Class must be paid for in full at time of registration to hold your seat.
  • Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, knit and purl in the round , work basic increases and decreases and bind off with no assistance.

 

Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting with Ann Weaver

Whether doing stranded knitting, intarsia, stripes, or modular patterns, knitters are constantly faced with color choices. The Albers Cowl, one of Ann's designs, is a perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple techniques. The goals of this workshop are to expand the knitter’s color vocabulary and confidence in color combination choices and to teach Log Cabin knitting techniques like picking up and knitting stitches.

This workshop will present the basics of color theory, like lightness, hue, and complimentary colors. Each student will receive a color wheel for future use. The different interactions of color (for example, complimentary colors) will be explored using Ann's extensive collection of swatches and yarns from the shop.

After a discussion of color theory, the workshop will focus on the Albers Cowl. Knitters will learn how to measure gauge in garter stitch, neatly pick up stitches from both horizontal and vertical edges, and keep it all really square. If time allows, the workshop will also cover the sewn bind off and mattress stitch (used to join the three squares of the Albers Cowl). Although the only stitch used is the knit stitch, this class is a great chance for knitters to learn and improve finishing techniques while beginning an Albers project.

Students receive a 10% discount on materials purchased at Flying Fibers for this class!

     © Ann Weaver

    © Ann Weaver

    • Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    • Fee: $60.00 per person, not including materials.
    • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
    • Registration:  Click here for online registration. Otherwise, stop in to Flying Fibers to register for the class. Class must be paid for in full at time of registration to hold your seat.
    • Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, knit, and bind off with no assistance. Also must have experience knitting with fine (fingering-weight) yarn on small needles.

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